epi Artists Exhibition 2024

The epi Artists Exhibition has become a tradition in the cultural life of epi. Opened for the first time in 1991, it was followed by further events in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2021 and is repeated every three years.

European patent attorneys who apart from their professional job also are artists showing their creative works. The interesting works on display have ranged from paintings to graphical and fine art works, such as ceramics, sophisticated watches and jewellery, and artistic textile creations.

Throughout the years, the Exhibition has taken place in the foyer of the EPO which offered the possibility to present the artworks to a wide audience.

2021 was the Exhibition’s 30th anniversary and Covid 19 restrictions required us to organize the Exhibition in a virtual manner on the epi website.

A special website for the presentation of all epi Artists and their artworks was launched on the epi website to present their artwork to an even wider audience. 

To duly honour the 31 participating epi artists and their artworks, epi organised a virtual “Get Together” and gave the artists the opportunity to present themselves to the audience, introduce their artworks, and to exchange experiences and thoughts. 

As the virtual exhibition was a great success, we have decided to hold the next exhibition in virtual form in 2024 as well.

A prerequisite for each Exhibition is a large number of participating  artists wishing to present their skills and artworks. Therefore, we hope that the virtual platform will encourage even more participants from all the contracting member states. 

Our intention is to present the artworks and the artists also for a longer period to enable all epi members to appreciate their artistic creativity on the dedicated website.

epi invites all creative epi members warmly to participate by submitting the application form which can be found here: https://patentepi.org/r/epi-artists-exhibition-registration.

In addition, please submit your brief biography and a photograph together with some background information outlining your inspiration; history of the artwork; and/or the techniques used.

Kindly note that the deadline for registration is 6 May 2024.

The launch of the virtual epi Artists Exhibition will be on 27 May 2024. The opening of the exhibition will be enriched by a “epi Artists Get Together” where the participating artists will have the opportunity to present their artworks to the epi audience.

The invitation to the virtual opening and a virtual tour through the exhibition will be sent to all epi members closer to the event.

We are looking forward to receiving numerous applications to enable us to prepare the virtual epi Artists Exhibition in 2024. 

For further inquiries, please contact us at the epi Secretariat at info@patentepi.org